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HP Veer : New Palm/webOS phone

After HP took over the Palm brand of mobile phones in it’s attempt to get into the smartphone market we’ve been waiting to see what will come out of the PC giants stable. Well first we’ve got the HP Veer. A small smartphone more than capable of delivering the goods that a large smartphone could do much like the Xperia X10 Mini. Obviously HP are opting to drop the Palm branding opting to just go to with HP but still keeping that Palm styling.   So what have we got : 2.57” screen 800MHz Qualcomm processor (Fast multitasking) 54.5 x 84 x 15.1mm ultra slim/small smartphone Slide-Out keyboard webOS 2.2 Flash 10.1 support Wi-Fi 8GB storage 5MP camera Bluetooth 2.1 Couple all these specs with the updated operating system and you can look at all your texts, MMS and instant messages for one contact onto one page. There’s also HP Synergy which allows the user to sign in once yet read all your Yahoo mail, Facebook messages, Linkedln messages and Exchange mail. There’s also mobile hotspot support.   No release or price details are around yet. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to email...

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Nokia and Windows 7 get friendly.

Nokia, the top dog in mobile phones for so long, finally seeing it’s majority hold on the market slumping with the successes of Apple, BlackBerry and Android mobiles. Many have put this down to the fact it stuck with it’s Symbian mobile platform which didn’t improve as greatly as the other 3 companies operating systems. It took Intel on board to create the MeeGo operating system which hasn’t really surfaced despite being talked about some time ago. All this finally came into perspective a few days ago when figures showed how much Nokia’s market share had slumped. Still up there with the big boys in terms of numbers but the others about to overtake a senior exec within them sent a damning memo which got out around the internet saying Nokia staff were “standing on a burning platform,” and were falling away from it’s rivals   So what can Nokia do to sort it out. As said MeeGo was supposed to be the start. An OS for Nokias new smartphones and even Tablet PCs but we haven’t seen anything of it. Nokia have said they still plan to release a MeeGo smartphone by the end of this year but mainly aiming it at a certain market as Nokia have said that MeeGo will only be “an open source mobile operating system project. So swallow some pride Nokia, what about...

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Panasonic also with 4 new cameras

We’re going a bit camera crazy it seems. Panasonic’s turn it is now to show us what little compact cameras we can get our grubby mitts on. I’ve got a Panasonic Lumix TZ65 and it’s the cat’s pyjamas, so whenever I see that they’ve got some new models out I always want to have a look. 4 models it is all around the top of the range end of the scale each with their own functionality and skills.   Firstly it’s the FT3. Now this camera is where it’s at for all you adventure, outdoorsy types. Built with a rugged frame and body this camera can withstand pretty much whatever you can throw at it. Shocl proof to a height of 2m, dustproof, waterproof to a depth of 12m and even cold-proof to a temperature of –10. Put all these “Bear Grylls” skills  to a 12.1MP camera capable of AVCHD Full HD video, and 3D photo mode and you really can get all those outdoor/underwater action shots whatever the weather.   Secondly is the new TZ18 and TZ20 cameras. These have all the goods for you to take the perfect shots wherever you are as you get full manual control over all your settings. Both come with 14.1MP sensors, a massive 16x optical zoom and 24mm wide angle lenses. The TZ20 ups the ante a bit by offering Full...

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Some more Samsung Cameras for you

That’s right Samsung is offering another line of compact cameras to suit your needs. This time rather than the simplistic style of the ST30 and ST6500, these new ST65, ST90 and ST95 models come with a bit more design flair as well as all the goodies you’ll ever need from a compact camera.   All 3 models come with 5x optical zoom and 720p HD video capture as standard but there are some obvious differences between each model number. The ST95 is the top of the list with a 16MP sensor to the 14MP sensors of the ST90 and ST65. The ST65 has a 26mm lens while the 90 and 95 come with a 27mm lens. Again the ST95 comes out better with H.264 support on its video capturing allowing for up to 4x more video capture than the standard MPEG support of the other two. The ST95 also has Samsung’s Smart Touch user interface which can be used through it’s 3 inch LCD touchscreen.   Available this month in a variety of colours including silver, indigo blue, pink, purple and orange, (emerald blue and red for the ST65) they will start at a reasonable low retail price of £129. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit...

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Samsung Compacts : ST30 “party camera” & ST6500

Samsung has unveiled two brand new compact snappers the ST30 “party camera” a simple every day pull out and shoot compact and a slightly more upmarket snapper in the ST6500. Everyone loves cameras let’s face it and social networking has made the digital photo all that more while. Obviously mobile phones these days pack decent enough cameras but they’re still not quite as good as the real thing. The ST30 is quite a basic affair. It’s not super special by any means, but that’s not what it’s going for. This is an everyday use compact, designed to fit into a pocket or bag (it’s only a measly 16.9mm in size), to be pulled out whenever the need takes you to take simple photographs whether at parties, out on the tiles or on holiday. It has a 10megapixel sensor and a decent 3x optical zoom. There’s also image stabilization to stop you getting blurred shots from an unsteady hand. Also whats great about this camera is it retails for around £89 so it wont break the bank. The ST6500 however is a more upmarket model. The major draw to this model is the design which Samsung has said it’s a better fit in the users hand down to its 7 degree angled body, making it easy to just pull out and shoot…… Specs wise it has a massive 16MP sensor,...

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